Secret Service nabs White House intruder

Jeannette Daniel
March 15, 2017

The intruder scaled the outer perimeter fence by the Treasury Building at 11:38 p.m. Friday, the Secret Service said in a statement, according to NBC News.

According to Secret Service officer Wayne Azevedo, in a complaint filed in US District Court, in the letter, "Tran mentioned Russian hackers and said he had information of relevance".

The intruder, identified as Jonathan Tran, 26, of California, told security he had an appointment with the President.

The intruder was arrested on the south grounds without incident, the agency said.

Brian said his brother had been "living in his auto and eating junk food" and additionally said he had been "a very good brother to me".

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters the agents did a "phenomenal job" protecting the first family and said 'the president was very appreciative of their efforts'.

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Authorities did not find unsafe materials inside the backpack following a screening.

The White House was briefly placed under security condition "orange" - one of the highest alert levels - as agents arrested the man and searched the grounds for other potential intruders, CNN reported.

John Kelly, head of the US Department of Homeland Security, was briefed on the security breach.

Court document state surveillance video shows Tran hiding behind a White House column.

The Secret Service searched the north and south grounds but nothing of concern turned up.

When asked how he managed to get here, Tran replied: 'I jumped the fence, ' authorities said.

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